VirtualBox

Ticket #4335 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Video mostly black in all guests

Reported by: nowster Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.0 Keywords: black
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

Environment: Debian sid i386. Radeon Mobile video chipset, running 32-bit 1024x768.

Even the "BIOS" screen appears in black-on-black.

Windows XP, when it boots to the desktop, shows only a few features (eg. parts of the start bar icon). The rest of the screen is black. This is the same in seamless and fullscreen modes. It doesn't matter whether 3D is turned on or off.

The guest OS does work, and is visible if you enable RDP and view it using rdesktop.

Screen is still mostly black after installing the 3.0.0 Guest Additions

Attachments

xdpyinfo.txt Download (5.9 KB) - added by nowster 5 years ago.
xdpyinfo output
xdpyinfo_mtah.txt Download (5.9 KB) - added by mtah 5 years ago.
compiz_settings_mtah.txt Download (1.3 KB) - added by mtah 5 years ago.
visible_when_paused.png Download (136.6 KB) - added by mtah 5 years ago.
fluxbox.png Download (88.9 KB) - added by mtah 5 years ago.
not_visible_while_running.png Download (264.6 KB) - added by mtah 5 years ago.
xorg.conf Download (485 bytes) - added by mtah 5 years ago.
xorg.2.conf Download (485 bytes) - added by mtah 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by nowster

xdpyinfo output

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by nick.n17

Same problem with Archlinux 64bit, ATI video. I tryied to reinstall system. Problem is still here :(

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by mtah

Same issue here on VirtualBox 3.0.0 r49315, using the open source ATI driver (radeon) 6.12.2 on X.Org 1.6.1.901 (Linux 2.6.30-ARCH i686). My video card is a Radeon 9550 (based on the RV350 chipset). I'm running compiz 0.8.2. I've set s0_no_argb_match = class=VirtualBox to prevent VirtualBox windows from being completely transparent (bug #3095). Compiz settings that differ from the defaults are provided in compiz_settings_mtah.txt.

The contents of the VM window are visible when the VM is paused, e.g. when the "Close Virtual Machine" dialogue is open (visible_when_paused.png), but not when running (not_visible_while_running.png). My Fluxbox desktop is completely black, with menus shown in black and white (fluxbox.png).

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comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by legolasfaol

it seems to be an ATI problem, because i have the same problem (ATI tech. inc radeon x550/x700). HELP PLEASE!

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Which video driver do you have installed on the host?

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by legolasfaol

open source ati driver.

I solved adding in .bashrc the following line:

export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Thanks for the info with XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS. Could you attach your host xorg.conf to this ticket?

comment:7 follow-up: ↓ 8 Changed 5 years ago by mtah

XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 does solve the issue, but seems to remove the ability to have 3D accelerated guests (the "Enable 3D acceleration" checkbox is greyed out).

Attaching my xorg.conf as well.

Changed 5 years ago by mtah

Changed 5 years ago by mtah

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 7 Changed 5 years ago by legolasfaol

Replying to mtah:

XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 does solve the issue, but seems to remove the ability to have 3D accelerated guests (the "Enable 3D acceleration" checkbox is greyed out).

Attaching my xorg.conf as well.

yep, this is just a little patch to work with machines, but we need something to solve the problem otherwise we can't play games :p

comment:9 follow-up: ↓ 10 Changed 5 years ago by legolasfaol

witch Windows MAnager did you use?

comment:10 in reply to: ↑ 9 Changed 5 years ago by mtah

Replying to legolasfaol:

witch Windows MAnager did you use?

compiz 0.8.2

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Hopefully fixed in 3.0.2.

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